Manhart Racing have announced their latest BMW M3-based project which uses a large amount of components from the BMW X6 M. It’s a pretty comprehensive kit with a pretty loud exterior look!
Manhart racing have fitted the 4.4 liter V8 engine from the X6 M to this particular M3. Increased performance comes thanks to a Biturbo power conversion taking the figures from 555 to 750hp and 910Nm of torque. A larger air cooler has been fitted and reinforced pistons and rods were also used. In addition, the X6 M cooler package and an additional oil cooler were installed. Weight is down to 1,590kg, giving the MH3 V8 RS Clubsport has a power to weight ratio of 2.12kg/hp. The exhaust system is titanium and has two racing catalyst.
0-100km/h takes just 3.2 seconds, top speed is beyond 350km/h. The MH3 V8 RS Clubsport has the six-gear automatic sports gearbox from the X6 M, as well as an E60 M5 locking differential. Brakes are uprated to MOVIT units in sizes 396×34 millimetres with six-piston fixed callipers at the front and 380×32 millimetre four-piston callipers on the rear axle.
Manhart Racing has also added new carbon body parts to the MH3 V8 RS Clubsport including GTR air slots for the new bonnet, a trunk lid in the style of the CSL, an adjustable front spoiler, carbon fiber wheel arches for the front and rear, side sills and a tail diffusor. The side mirror casings are also made of carbon.
Manhart Racing ultra-light Concave One “Black Edition” monoblock forged wheels have been fitted. The sizes are 9×20 inches at the front with 255/30ZR20 Continental Sport Contact 5 high performance tyres. At the back, you get 12×20 inch rims equipped with 325/25 Continental rubber. The M chassis has apparently been replaced by an MHR Clubsport threaded chassis.
Inside, Manhart Racing has built an in-house carbon racing seat and a carbon fiber interior package. Fine alcantara covers the door coverings, canopy and trunk lining. A BMW performance steering wheel with illuminated rev lights, and an additional Manhart Racing display which measures G-forces and acceleration as well as Vmax figures has also been fitted. Finally, a Wiechers roll cage with back and flank protection has been added and finished in the vehicle’s colour.
This car was tested in the German car show GRIP more than 7 months ago. Here is the YouTube video uploaded on May 15, 2011.
With that black Fenders it looks like some random Audi Allroad Fake. Don’t like the look, to show off!
Actually they tested the first Version, compare the Facts and the Bodykit. By far not the same car… ;)